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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Author fair takes over Heights Library

Author fair takes over Heights Library

By Shannon Myers
Harker Heights Evening Star

On Saturday, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library hosted their annual local author fair.
Twelve authors from around the area were in attendance to support their stories, meet fellow authors, and to share their love of books with residents.
Even one of the characters, in the form of a puppet, a blue heeler called, “Leopard Girl,” of Lisa S. Robert’s children book series was there to promote reading and the guidance she provides in the book series.
“The stories are about empowering children to have better manners, to believe in themselves, (and) to be good people,” said Roberts, author of the “Back to Basics with Aydan and Addy” children’s books series.
First time author Revlon Wilson of Harker Heights wrote her first children’s book, “My Pants Ate My Legs,” based off of a jingle she would say to her daughter while helping her to get dressed in the mornings.
“Writing has been a passion of mine and now, just getting to share it with people in the community and hopefully with people all over is definitely exciting for me,” said Wilson.
Harker Heights resident Marta Antonia Rivera, author of “Taste & See Cooks”, decided to put her over 20 years of experience in the culinary field into writing. Rivera wanted to leave a legacy.
“I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, and I realized that I haven’t really accomplished what I wanted to accomplish as a chef. Knowing what Multiple Sclerosis does… I wanted to make sure that I have some kind of legacy to leave behind to my friends, to my family, to the world in general,” said Rivera.
Author of several books, Alex Alexander, a sixth generation Texan, was encouraged to write by his grandchildren based on his stories he would tell them of the Old West.
“It makes you feel good that you’re doing something to give back, especially something that you enjoy doing,” said Alexander.
The author fair featured many new and seasoned authors with books ranging in a wide variety genres from fantasy to cook books.
“I think it makes it more interesting. There are some many things that compete for kid’s attention: video games, TV. And sometimes, when you take kids to the library, it’s not always the most interesting place to be. But when you have the authors here, I think it helps keep the kids engaged,” said Ed Cooney, recent resident of Harker Heights who brought one of his children, Jackson along with him to check out the Harker Heights library.
The author fair is part of the adult program offered by the library and will be held once again this year in December.


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